How to plant an easy fill hanging basket for winter Buddleja – the new patio plant? Edible Flowers – useful in any garden
How to plant an easy fill hanging basket for winter

How to plant an easy fill hanging basket for winter

Sometimes our gardens can be slightly depressing and dull in winter, but why should our gardens suffer? You can create beautiful hanging basket displays for your garden this winter in… Read more »

Buddleja – the new patio plant?

Buddleja – the new patio plant?

Purple Leaf Blackthorn shares her Suffolk garden, on a rural windswept site, with chatty cats, free-range chickens and ducks as well as a rich local fauna of birds, rabbits, rats,… Read more »

Edible Flowers – useful in any garden

Edible Flowers – useful in any garden

Edible flowers can make a useful and delightful addition to any garden – whether big, small and practical or pretty – they can help boost any garden in question. Edible… Read more »

Amaranthus – the jungle plant

Amaranthus – the jungle plant

Love lies Bleeding originates in Jamaica, where it is also eaten.  I might throw some leaves into a green risotto and see what happens.  What it has done for me though… Read more »

2015 seed preview

2015 seed preview

We share a gardeners pride and joy in growing flowers and vegetables from seed. There is something slightly satisfying in watching the growth of something you planted and seeing the… Read more »

Wild flowers – our top 10

Wild flowers – our top 10

Autumn is the perfect time to sow a hardy annual wildflower display. The soil is still warm for quick germination, and resulting seedlings will be watered by autumn rain. Come… Read more »

Winter Plants –  Pretend it’s summer all through the winter

Winter Plants – Pretend it’s summer all through the winter

Don’t get caught out with empty pots and desolate borders this winter. Just a few minutes ordering some winter plants now will ensure your garden is a riot of colour… Read more »

Clematis – how, when and where?

Clematis – how, when and where?

Clematis is such a versatile plant and can be grown in containers, borders and even trained up walls. You should now be thinking about planting clematis in early autumn, for… Read more »

It’s your neighbourhood – community gardening

It’s your neighbourhood – community gardening

My wife Pat and I are involved in ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ along with 37 other groups, we are known as Forest Road Greenbelt Garden’s. This competition was set up to… Read more »

Upcoming Gardening Events 2014

Upcoming Gardening Events 2014

Gardening events are incredibly exciting to any gardener. You get the opportunity to see new varieties, garden designs, breeding innovations and so much more. In the mist of everyday life,… Read more »